Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up???

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sunnieb, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. LushLox

    LushLox Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,089
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    20,241
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    London
    10 weeks post, I'm going to touch up at 13 weeks.
     
    sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  2. PlanetCybertron

    PlanetCybertron Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Messages:
    454
    Media:
    4
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Texas
    I think about a month? Idk. I keep losing track lol
     
    sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  3. Prisangela

    Prisangela Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Toronto ON
    Im 5 days post relaxer, I couldn't take it anymore and finally got a trim next relaxer is scheduled in 11 weeks 2 days
    IMG_2103.JPG
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
  4. SpiceUpMyHair

    SpiceUpMyHair Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I am 5 weeks post relaxer. Depending on the amount of new growth I have another 5-7 weeks until my next touch up.
     
    sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  5. outspokenwallflower

    outspokenwallflower Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    6,098
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    13,618
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New York City
    Hey everyone, another question; how soon after a relaxer would you say its okay/a good idea to do a heavy protein treatment (e.g. Dudleys drc 28, nexxus emergencee, aphogee 2 step etc)?
     
    sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  6. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    53,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    @Prisangela love your hair and trim!

    @outspokenwallflower I usually wait a week or two. No set time really.

    I'm about an hour post. Dc'ing now. :)

    I'll post pics on Fotki soon.
     
  7. Prisangela

    Prisangela Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Toronto ON
    I do a midstep protein treatment right after relaxing usually aphogee two step if I have the time, if not 2 minute keratin
     
    sunnieb, GraceandJoy and MzSwift like this.
  8. Rozlewis

    Rozlewis Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    6,422
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    On a long stretch
    16 weeks post relaxer and only 1 week to go.
     
  9. weavepat

    weavepat Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    380
    Trophy Points:
    53
    7 weeks post. I originally planned to stretch for 4 to 6 months, but I left my roots considerably more under-processed than my length. I think I'll stretch for 12 weeks, and once the length and roots are similar I'll be able to have longer stretches.
     
    MzSwift, GraceandJoy and sunnieb like this.
  10. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    53,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    1 week post and 7 weeks to go.
     
    Aggie, Sanity, MzSwift and 1 other person like this.
  11. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    53,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    2 weeks post and 6 weeks to go! :)
     
    Aggie and MzSwift like this.
  12. Rozlewis

    Rozlewis Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    6,422
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    On a long stretch
    2 days post, 17 more to go.
     
    Sanity, sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  13. LushLox

    LushLox Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,089
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    20,241
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    London
    If it's a heavy protein I wouldn't even consider using it before two weeks post and I normally wait quite a bit longer. The medium strength protein used at the point of relaxer is fine for me.
     
    sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  14. LushLox

    LushLox Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,089
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    20,241
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    London
    Just finished relaxing, 12/13 weeks really is the sweet spot for me. I had a lot of NG but manageable.

    Just conditioning now. I’m going to do a fairly heavy moisture and seal then flexi rod.
     
  15. SpiceUpMyHair

    SpiceUpMyHair Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I am 8 weeks post relaxer. Will relax in 4 weeks if I fix this breakage problem from protein overload:cry3:
     
    Aggie, sunnieb, MzSwift and 1 other person like this.
  16. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,629
    Media:
    58
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10,339
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia
    GL sis. Keep babying your hair, you can do it. When I need extra moisture, I add a tbsp of salt and sometimes a few squirts of honey into my DC. Salt makes my hair feel like butter!
     
    Aggie, Sanity, sunnieb and 3 others like this.
  17. SpiceUpMyHair

    SpiceUpMyHair Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Thx I will try this on my next DC day.
     
    sunnieb likes this.
  18. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    53,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    3 weeks post, 5 weeks to go
     
    Aggie and MzSwift like this.
  19. secretdiamond

    secretdiamond Divorcee

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    6,852
    Likes Received:
    16,713
    Trophy Points:
    113
    May I ask why? Don't know if I'm doing something wrong.
     
    sunnieb and Sosoothing like this.
  20. LushLox

    LushLox Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,089
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    20,241
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    London
    I just don't think it's necessary for me. I personally feel that the strong proteins are just a bit too strong for me to use at that point in a relaxer process, the mid strength proteins are fine and do the job.

    Like anything though, if it works for you continue to do it. If it's not broke and all that...
     
  21. Sanity

    Sanity Cosmetologist

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    1,065
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Ascending Higher!
    17 weeks post! Boxbraids are still in! It's time for me to redo the perimeter! I am hoping to retain 3" before relaxing at 21 weeks 3/29.
     
    Aggie, sunnieb, MzSwift and 1 other person like this.
  22. VimiJn

    VimiJn Let the truth set you free!

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2014
    Messages:
    981
    Likes Received:
    4,660
    Trophy Points:
    93
    9 weeks post and sitting here with 4 day pre relaxer twists on my head. #ugh

    Eta: half day post relaxer :look:
    Same routine. Same products.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2019
    MzSwift, Sanity, Aggie and 1 other person like this.
  23. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    53,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Halfway there!

    4 weeks post and 4 to go.
     
    alundra, MzSwift and Aggie like this.
  24. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    22,274
    Likes Received:
    39,527
    Trophy Points:
    113
    76 weeks post today. I'll probably stop posting here at 104 weeks (2 years). So I have 28 weeks to go before I will officially say I'm completely natural :curtain:
     
    sunnieb, MzSwift and Sanity like this.
  25. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    14,933
    Likes Received:
    53,751
    Trophy Points:
    113
    @Aggie this is why I started this thread! :rofl:

    Ladies were posting that they're 300 weeks post and stuff! I'm like girl you natural!

    I'm 5 weeks post with 3 to go.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
    MzSwift, VimiJn and Aggie like this.
  26. Rozlewis

    Rozlewis Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    6,422
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    On a long stretch
    3 weeks and 14 more to go.
     
    MzSwift, VimiJn and sunnieb like this.
  27. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    22,274
    Likes Received:
    39,527
    Trophy Points:
    113
    :lachen: 300 weeks post - too funny.
     
    MzSwift, VimiJn and sunnieb like this.
  28. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    22,274
    Likes Received:
    39,527
    Trophy Points:
    113
    ^^^ On that note - 77 weeks and counting :giggle:. 27 to go.
     
    MzSwift, VimiJn and sunnieb like this.
  29. nerdography

    nerdography Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    4,457
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    25,911
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    I am 16 weeks post and I’ll be relaxing tomorrow with ORS no-lye normal.
     
    sunnieb and MzSwift like this.
  30. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    22,274
    Likes Received:
    39,527
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Tomorrow I will be 78 weeks, ie 18 months post exactly. 6 more months to go
     

Share This Page